Can lead to red degeneration
in pregnancy, where urgent surgery is required.
(29,30) Red degeneration
describes the hemorrhagic necrosis of a rapidly enlarging fibroid due to venous thrombosis of peripheral vessels or rupture of supplying arteries.
(4) Differential diagnoses to be considered include: pyometra, tubo-ovarian abscess, red degeneration
of leiomyoma, or septic abortion.
The result: various forms of degeneration, including hyaline or myxoid degeneration, calcification, cystic degeneration, and red degeneration
(infarction of fibroid during pregnancy).
A condition called cone red degeneration
threatened to rob him of his already failing sight and reorganisation at the BBC meant he could lose his job.
When draining veins become obstructed, hemorrhagic infarction or so called red degeneration
Pregnancy induced changes like red degeneration
, hyaline degeneration and cystic degeneration were noted.
In most cases of red degeneration
, ultrasound findings reveal cystic spaces in the myomas.
If pain is severe enough it may be due to fibroid undergoing so called "red degeneration
", torsion, or impaction.
As leiomyomas enlarge, they outgrow their blood supply, which may lead to one of many types of degeneration such as hyaline degeneration (most common, 63%), red degeneration
, fatty changes, and calcification, which is most commonly seen in post-menopausal women.
As leiomyomas enlarge, they may outgrow their blood supply, resulting in various types of degeneration: hyaline or myxoid degeneration, calcification, cystic degeneration, or red degeneration
occurs predominantly during pregnancy [21, 22], one of our cases was diagnosed during pregnancy and hysterectomy was done after elective caesarean section.